Kieron Graham, 20, and Vincent Ghant, 29, are biological brothers who had never met each other until last week. But that’s only half the story.
In a twist straight out of the “Twilight Zone,” the two also discovered that they’re both juniors at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, they’re both majoring in political science and minoring in legal studies, and the even once shared a class together.
“We were like, ‘Wow, we’re the same person,’” Kieron told “Good Morning America” Thursday, recalling his first face to face conversation with Vincent.
Their mother, Shawn Ghant, was going through a rough patch when Kieron was born. Vincent was 9 when she made the painful decision to put Kieron up for adoption at 3 months old.
“At the time I felt like I could not give him what he needed,” Shawn told WFAA.
Though Vincent had vague memories of diapering his younger brother, his mother was hesitant to discuss it.
“I asked my mother about him throughout my life, but the pain was so heavy on her that it was hard for her to drum up the words to explain it to me,” he told BuzzFeed. “So it just got to the point where I was, like, I’ll just wait for her when she’s ready.”
Meanwhile, across town, Kieron had always known the first names of his biological mother, father and older brother Vincent. But he wasn’t able to connect the dots fully until a few weeks ago, when his adoptive parents gave him an ancestry DNA kit so he could find out more about his roots.
“One day after school, I came home checked my email. I had an email the results were in,” Kieron told “Inside Edition.” “I went through the names of people I was related to. I saw Vincent. I said, ‘I think that’s my birth brother.’”
Graham looked up Vincent on Facebook and told him about the DNA results. “[I said] this is so random, I think I’m your birth brother,” Kierson said. The two texted back and forth, and when Kierson mentioned the name of his birth mother, Vincent knew he was communicating with his biological brother at last.
“When I realized it was him, I was shocked and then elated just to meet him again and talk to him,” Vincent told “Inside Edition.” “I was very amazed. I started thinking, ‘What if I passed him all these years and didn’t even know it?’ It was just fate that brought us together.”
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